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Consultation launched over school transport for children with disabilities

Published on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 in Schools, libraries and learning news

COVENTRY City Council is urging people to have their say over proposals to change the city’s approach to helping children get to school.

Call for more social housing to help families

Published on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 in Housing news

A leading city councillor responsible for children and young people has called for more affordable social housing in the city to help all children enjoy a happy, healthy family life and to create a better future for the city and its people.

Partnership working helps flag up mailing scams

Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 in Trading standards news

Coventry people are being warned about potential scams being delivered straight to their doors.

Free parking offer for Christmas shoppers in the city

Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 in Parking, travel and streets news

Shoppers visiting Coventry City Centre won’t have to worry about parking charges on late night shopping Wednesdays on the run up to Christmas thanks to Coventry City Council’s “free after 3” offer.

Books to help with life’s ups and downs

Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 in Schools, libraries and learning news

Bell Green Library will be hosting the author Sal Tonge at the launch of ‘Books to help with life’s ups and downs’.

Councillors applaud safe sex song

Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 in Health and social care news

Councillors, who have been reviewing the way health services work in the city, have joined more than 35,000 Facebook visitors by watching a music video promoting safe sex.

Council offices to close at Christmas and New Year

Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 in Council and democracy news

Coventry City Council is to close the majority of its buildings and services over the Christmas and New Year period.

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Ambassador visit strengthens city’s trade links

Published on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 in Council and democracy news

The Romanian Ambassador visited Coventry in a trip set to strengthen trade links with the city and encourage future investment.

Last garden waste bin collection dates announced

Published on Monday, 17 November 2014 in Rubbish and recycling news

Residents are being reminded to get all their gardening chores done in time for the last garden waste (brown lidded bin) collections of the year.

The cloud with the silver lining comes to Coventry

Published on Friday, 14 November 2014 in Business and licensing news

An exciting new project to help city centre independent retailers, called ‘Coventry Cloud’, is offering people who sign up special discounts and offers at the stores taking part.

City conference tackles female genital mutilation (FGM)

Published on Friday, 14 November 2014 in Health and wellbeing services news

More than 300 delegates from agencies and community groups across Coventry and the West Midlands came together for a major city conference to combat Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Coventry celebrates another Gold Award

Published on Thursday, 13 November 2014 in Parks and open spaces news

The people of Coventry have another reason to celebrate after winning a Green Apple Gold Award from the Green Organisation-jointly with the town of Rotherham-for the programme of wild flower planting.

Coundon man conned by woman claiming she was dealing with his PPI claim

Published on Thursday, 13 November 2014 in Trading standards news

Trading Standards are warning people who may have genuine PPI claims to be wary of companies pretending to be dealing with them, after a Coundon man was conned out of some money.

Coventry youth worker gets national recognition

Published on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 in Youth support news

A Coventry City Council youth worker has been honoured in the National Youth Agency's Youth Worker of the Year Awards for his outstanding work with some of the city’s hardest-to-reach young people.

Landmark moment for bridge deck construction

Published on Monday, 10 November 2014 in Road improvements news

Construction of the new bridge deck at Junction 6 of the Coventry Ring Road will reach a major landmark in November.

Council agrees deal to sell share of ACL

Published on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 in Council and democracy news

Coventry city councillors have supported a deal to sell the Council’s share in ACL – the company that runs the Ricoh Arena – to Wasps Rugby Club.

Good neighbours stop Rogue Traders

Published on Friday, 31 October 2014 in Trading standards news

As part of the Good Neighbours Stop Rogue Traders' campaign, Coventry Consumer Network are urging residents in to look out for rogue doorstep traders who prey on elderly and vulnerable neighbours.

‘Rogue’ cold-caller convicted

Published on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 in Trading standards news

A COLD-calling Coleshill roofer who failed to tell customers about their right to cancel work has been prosecuted after an investigation by the Coventry Trading Standards team.

Are you safe from a silent killer?

Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 in Trading standards news

Life-saving safety tips are being dished out by Trading Standards officers to help combat a silent killer which lurks in our homes.

Dogs sniff out black market baccy in Trading Standards bust

Published on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 in Trading standards news

More than £2,000 worth of illegal tobacco has been seized by Coventry Trading Standards with the help of two four-legged friends.

Trading Standards warn of letting agent malpractice

Published on Monday, 08 September 2014 in Trading standards news

Coventry Trading Standards are warning tenants about potential scams and fees from rogue letting agents.

Consumer Empowerment Funding to protect Coventry from rogue traders and scammers

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 in Trading standards news

Further funding for the Coventry Consumer Network - a partnership between Coventry CAB and Coventry Trading Standards.

Scam victims get support after Coventry Trading Standards joins National Anti-Scams Hub

Published on Monday, 04 August 2014 in Trading standards news

Vulnerable Coventry residents who have fallen prey to scams are being given advice and support by our Trading Standards Team after referrals from a new, National information organisation.

Residents warned about rogue traders

Published on Monday, 21 July 2014 in Trading standards news

Coventry Trading Standards are issuing a warning about rogue traders looking to take advantage of elderly or vulnerable people in Coventry.

New Rules for Consumer Contracts

Published on Thursday, 12 June 2014 in Trading standards news

Coventry Trading Standards are advising consumers and businesses of new legislation that covers contracts made at their home, in shops and by distance selling.

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National Scam Awareness Month – Doorstep Scams

Published on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 in Trading standards news

As Scam Awareness Month draws to a close, Coventry Trading Standards and Coventry CAB are focusing on doorstep scams.

Minimum pricing for alcohol

Published on Thursday, 22 May 2014 in Trading standards news

Coventry Trading Standards are issuing a warning to the public and local retailers about the minimum cost of alcohol.

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Scam Awareness Month – Dementia Awareness 21 May 2014

Published on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 in Trading standards news

Scam Awareness Month – Dementia Awareness 21 May 2014

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National Scam Awareness Month - telephone scams

Published on Monday, 19 May 2014 in Trading standards news

Scam Awareness Month continues and this week, Coventry Trading Standards and Coventry CAB are focusing on telephone scams.

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National Scam Awareness Month – Postal Scams

Published on Monday, 12 May 2014 in Trading standards news

Scam Awareness Month continues and this week, Coventry Trading Standards and Coventry CAB are focusing on mail scams.

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